Scout of the Year

Some of our earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In fact, our partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.

Our Scout of the Year program provides members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to be recognized for their standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country. 

Before submitting your Scout of the Year application, please review the rules and eligibility requirements. Please download the 2021-2022 brochure and entry form to submit at your local VFW Post.


And the 2020 Scout of the Year winners are ...

vfw scout of the year first

This year’s first place winner, Jacqueline Abnos, was sponsored by VFW Post 1829 in Kansas City, Missouri.

As a Venturing Summit Award and Gold Award recipient currently working toward her Eagle Scout, Abnos was selected for her leadership, dedication to scouting and her activism.

As the first place 2020 Scout of the Year, Abnos will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.

vfw scout of the year second

Marius Schnell, sponsored by VFW Post 10557 in Hohenfels, Germany, was named second place winner.

He was selected for his notable work protecting endangered wildlife, his leadership skills and his patriotism toward our nation’s veterans.

Schnell will receive a $3,000 college scholarship. 

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Sponsored by VFW Post 4146 in Victoria, Texas, Justin Swize was selected as the third place winner.

He was chosen for his personal drive, environmentally focused projects, and his positive leadership skills.

Swize will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.